A-Team Group, specialists in market research, strategic consulting and publishing in financial information technology, has hired James A. Willis as Vice President of Marketing. Jim comes to A-Team with over 18 years of experience in the publishing industry. He joins several other recent hires, including Pete Harris, Thea George, Monica Summerville and Marion Hewitt, as A-Team continues to expand its business globally.
Prior to joining A-Team, Jim was Director of E-Marketing for Knovel Corporation, a scientific and technical online reference service. In that role, Jim was responsible for electronic lead generation, search engine marketing and publicity. He also wrote and edited a biweekly electronic newsletter with a circulation of 120,000 readers. Before Knovel, Jim was web and electronic marketing manager for Waters Information Services (now part of Incisive Media). Working at Waters for more than 12 years, Jim created and launched Waters' first Web site and their first online content management system. Jim also created the first Web site for the Securities Industry Association's Annual Technology Management Conference. Early in Jim's career, he worked as a staff member at The White House during the Ronald Regan administration, and later as a staff member in the U.S. Congress.
Angela Wilbraham, A-Team Group's chief executive officer, says, "We're very pleased and excited that Jim has joined us as vice president of marketing. He will work on refining and implementing the marketing strategy for A-Team across our publications, research and consulting businesses. The aim will be to reach a broader audience and expand our reach within our existing client base."